This Monday, Movistar+ announced Rodrigo Sorogoyen, winner of the 2019 Goya for Best Direction for The Realm, is now working on a new original series for the platform, about the lives of a group of riot police officers.
The new series, a six 50-minute episode series, will be filmed in Madrid in the last quarter of 2019, with production by Movistar+ with The Lab Cinema and Caballo Films.
“The origin of this series is the character of Roberto Alamo in the movie Que dios nos perdone. Javier Alfaro was going to be a riot police officer. I’ve always been fascinated about that specific officer’s role in our society,” said Sorogoyen
“Where is the limit to the necessary use of force? What’s it like to have a job that forces you to deal with violence every day? How do they live, eat and sleep? As an answer to these questions that I’m interested in as a director, viewer and citizen, we’ve created the series,” he added.
According to the director, the main character will be a woman.
“I’m challenged by this testosterone universe of a female character who’s imperfect and tenacious. Taking traditionally male conflicts to the female world. Male antiheroes are fascinating and present on fictions everywhere, so why not bet on a woman?,” he said.
Rodrigo Sorogoyen became famous in 2008 through his film 8 citas. Since then, he’s directed films like Stockholm, Que Dios nos perdone, Mother and The Realm.
In addition to winning seven Goya awards for The Realm, the director was also nominated for an Academy Award for his short film Mother.
Six riot police officers execute an eviction in the center of Madrid that gets too complicated. An Internal Affairs team is in charge of investigating the facts. Laia, the only woman on the team, becomes obsessed with the case and ends up discovering that behind this unfulfilled eviction there is a much more complex plot.